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H. G. Secondary School Nov 2009 Mrs. Fadoua Ben Abid

English Mid of Term Test №1 st Level : 1 form ( S 6)

Name : ……………………… №: ………………..

ILISTENING COMPREHENSION: ( 8pts) 1) Listen and complete the table with missing events ( 2pts) year -

1940 1956 1960 1969 1971 1980

event -

He was born

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…………………………………………….. The Beatles were in Hamburg for 3 months …………………………………………… …………………………………………….. ……………………………………………

2) Correct the following sentences with information from the text: ( 1.5 pts) a-

John lived with his aunt because his parents died. ………………………………………………………………………………….. b- He was a hard-working pupil and very curious to carry on his studies. …………………………………………………………………………………... c- He became famous but he couldn‟t make it to the top.

………………………………………………………………………………….. 3) Listen and complete with missing words: ( 2pts) After marriage, John felt very …………………….with Yoko, his wife, but he was…………………. In fact, he didn‟t have many …………………….. friends. After leaving to New York, his son was born. He was …………………with his family.

4) Find in the text synonyms to:(1.5pts) Success= sensation = ……………. took care of = …………………….. Admirer= lover = ……………………

5) Write S if the underlined sounds are Similar, or, D if they are Different( 1pt) “Heartbreak hotel” – heard Bought – hours

I-

LANGUAGE : ( 12 pts) 1) Fill in the blanks with the suitable personal pronoun( I – he – we – it ), object pronoun ( him – me – it) or possessive adjective ( his – my.. ):( 4pts)

I have a friend in England. His name is Paul. I know ……………very well but we have never met. ………… often write letters to each other. My letters are very short because it‟s hard for ……....to write in English. I received a letter from …………yesterday. …………made ………..very happy. He is coming to ………...country for a holiday next year and he‟s going to stay in ……….. house.


2) Fill in the blanks with the correct alternatives ( 4pts) Reporter: what were you like at school? Did your teachers expect you to be (1) ………………………. .? Nicholas Owen: I was great at school work (2) …………………..I was about 13. Then I went downhill. Reporter: what did you want (3)………………………when you were a kid and how did you end up in journalism? Nicholas: I always dreamt of (4) ……………………..a professional footballer until I (5) …………………..old and wise enough to realize that I wasn‟t sufficiently (6) …………………………. From about 14, I was determined to be a journalist and got a job on a local newspaper when I was 17. Reporter: what qualities do you have that have made you a successful journalist? Nicholas: first, I had a great (7)……………………..and second I was always prepared to work hard (8)……………………many long hours.

(1) success- succeedsuccessful (2) when- until – while (3) being- to be – be (4) to be – be –being (5) becoming – became – „s become (6) better- well – good (7) curious – curiosity – more curious (8) for- in - at

3) Put the verbs within parenthesis in the correct tense or form ( 4pts) Ann: hello Tom! I haven‟t seen you for a long time. Where (be – you)…………………………… Tom: I was in Switzerland. I (want) …………………..to send you a postcard but I (not- have) …………………..your address with me. Ann: never mind. (you – have )…………………. . a good time in Switzerland? How long (you- stay) ……………………….. Tom: I (stay) …………………there for a month. I (just- come) …………………back. Yes, I (enjoy) ……………………..it very much.

Good luck


English Test - 1st year Secondary- mid 1st term